Social Media Policy

At Maths Week Scotland, we use social media to promote maths as relevant and inspiring, and to positively transform public attitudes to maths. You can find us on Twitter twitter.com/mathsweekscot and Facebook facebook.com/mathsweekscot

Availability

Our Twitter and Facebook accounts are monitored by the Maths Week Scotland team during working hours Mondays to Thursdays year-round, and daily during the annual Maths Week Scotland itself. Twitter and Facebook may occasionally be unavailable, and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to any third party downtime.

Following

If you follow @MathsWeekScot on Twitter or Facebook, we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by Maths Week Scotland does not imply endorsement of any kind.

@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers, and endeavour to join the conversation where possible. However, we are not always able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter and Facebook.

The Maths Week Scotland team reads all comments, @replies and Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are actioned. We cannot engage on issues of party politics or answer questions which break the rules of our online etiquette policy (see below). For any official correspondence, please contact us via email on info@mathsweek.scot

Online Etiquette

It is important to us that you feel safe when you are interacting with one of our platforms, which is why we take care to ensure that online debates maintain a constructive and measured tone. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when commenting:

  • Make sure your contribution is constructive and relevant to the topic at hand.
  • Be courteous and respectful at all times. Please use a tone that you would also use in a face-to-face conversation, and with which you would like to be addressed yourself.
  • Refrain from posting content that is offensive, threatening, slanderous, obscene, or discriminatory; or that expresses political views, are hostile toward minorities, or violate a law.

If we receive comments, replies or messages that we feel contravene any of the above, we reserve the right to:

  • Remove comments or other content
  • Not engage with users displaying or encouraging “trolling” behaviour
  • Block and report users

We also reserve the right to hide or remove any content that violates the intellectual property rights of other people; or that contains advertising for external organizations, spam, or continual repetitions of the same content.

Latest News and Events

News

Maths at Work Compilation Packs

We have pulled together all the 'Maths at Work' related activities from our past Activity Packs, to make it easier for you to access this content which can be reused year after year. The compilation packs align with the levels of the Scottish curriculum.

News

Facing the Future: Edinburgh Science Festival 2024

It's Spring in Edinburgh means, which means the return of the Edinburgh Science Festival (30 March - 14 April)! This years theme is Shaping the Future, and we've browsed through the programme to pick out some of our maths highlights for you.

29th Sep
Event

Science Sunday at the National Museum of Flight

National Museum of Flight | | Free with museum admission
Celebrate Maths Tales with our Science Sunday at the National Museum of Flight